Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary, opened up to MSNBC’s Craig Melvin and discussed the regrets he has about his work with the Trump administration. Spicer admits he “brought embarrassment” to not only himself, but also his family, friends, and the White House.
Melvin rubs it in by playing a compilation of some of the greater Spicer moments such as the claim that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons, his exaggeration of the inauguration attendance numbers, and his dismissal of the roles Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort had in the Trump campaign.
When asked if he regretted taking the job, Spicer replies, “No. I think in terms of net-net, I enjoyed having a front row seat to history, was an opportunity of a lifetime. Did I make mistakes? Thank you for taking me down memory lane. Absolutely. Do I hope I grow as a person, as a friend, as a stranger to do better? Absolutely.”
Unsatisfied by the diplomatic answer, Melvin pressed him again, “Do you regret at all taking the job?”
He answered, “I regret things that I did that brought embarrassment to myself, my family, friends of mine who have been very big supporters, where I said, hey, that was a self-inflicted wound.”
Spicer went on to say that part of the role of being White House Press Secretary was having to admit to the president that you made a mistake and embarrassed the administration. He admits that he may have done some things “the American people are probably not pleased with.'”